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Just took my GPU single cover blocks off to clean my cards over and it seems there's little TIM on the GPU core and block itself.

I did put quite a bit on could it be that I'm screwing them down too tight causing the TIM to squeeze out and thus giving me poor temps?
post #2 of 11
Maybe you used to much TIM.
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post #3 of 11
You can warp card that way and make contacts slightly off.....so, yes, performance can be affected that way.
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post #4 of 11
well i know when i took my cpu block off the mounting bracket had bowed from me overtightening it... im sure the same can happen to gpus (pretty sure the actual pcb will bend before the block since gpu blocks dont come with sturdy back-plates)
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post #5 of 11
Yes, you can screw blocks down too tight, I broke a Dtek CPU block by screwing it down too tight, it leaked all over my mobo. The bracket had warped, and pushed the top away from the base of the block.
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post #6 of 11
yeah you can screw it down too tight i snapped my Moboard with screwing the CPU blcok down too hard
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post #7 of 11
Can also easily damage the cpu and or socket that way too. Especially on intel.
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post #8 of 11
So where is the line between too tight and not tight enough?
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post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by lynxxyarly;12571193 
So where is the line between too tight and not tight enough?

I usually go finger tightened and then 1-2 additional twists.
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post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by lynxxyarly;12571193 
So where is the line between too tight and not tight enough?

It's called "just right!"

In all seriousness, when screwing down heatsinks or anything onto the motherboard with a screwdriver, I usually just use three fingers to tighten it. When I begin to feel that it's getting tight, I know that's good enough.
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